Last week for the first time, Tampanians set eyes on the results of their feedback from last few months.
While they’re far from the final plan, the InVision Tampa team unveiled renderings to help bring downtown’s future into focus. Take a look below.
The first illustration transformed a section of the riverbank near local business Rick’s on the River. It depicts what a new Riverwalk on the west bank of the Hillsborough River might look like.
The team showed off are-imagined Palm Ave.next. Here, it’s been converted from a four-lane to a two-lane road, which provides more space for sidewalks and green spaces.
Above is Florida Ave.redeveloped as a two-lane, two-way street. In its current state, this road has a 20,000 cars per day capacity, but only 9,000 cars use it on a daily basis. Reducing the number of lanes lowers the maximum speed cars can go, making the street safer and more livable for pedestrians and cyclists.
Finally, the planning team saw great potential in Willow St. as a small business incubator. With plenty of sidewalk and outdoor retail space, could create an excellent outdoor urban experience in the future.
You can view the full presentation of findings at the City of Tampa’s website. Also, be sure to check back as we explore these ideas in the coming weeks through this blog.